2016 Forecast

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The annual Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) forecast breakfast was this morning, and while the outlook reiterated much of what has been proliferate as late in the media, there were some interesting take-aways.Firstly, CREB, like everyone else, is predicting modest price declines across all sectors due to a slower than expected recovery in commodity prices, namely oil – estimating an average of … [Read more...]

Custom Home Building Seminar

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Sagebrook Developments & Phase One Design Present: THE CUSTOM HOME BUILDING SEMINAR!Are you considering BUILDING a CUSTOM HOME?Building a new custom home can be a very rewarding experience for you and your family - but where do you start?Join us for our next monthly intimate Information Session Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm - Save your seat by clicking here.Guest … [Read more...]

Breaking News!

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Valued clients and friends, We have some exciting news to share! NewInfills Marketing and Sales has recently merged with Frances Dares and Associates, a leading real estate team in Calgary. Together, we will be known as the Urban Upgrade Real Estate Team, servicing both new and resale properties throughout Calgary and surrounding areas.  This new partnership will allow us to market your home … [Read more...]

Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Hardwood

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If you’ve been shopping around for a new home, you may have noticed the increasing popularity of engineered hardwood flooring. This is especially true in the inner city infill market, where many builders are adopting this flooring style over traditional hardwood styles. With its rise in popularity, we're beginning to notice a lot of questions being asked about the difference between engineered … [Read more...]

Calgary Infill Construction Financing

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Buyers familiar with mortgage applications for pre-existing properties may find the process of financing custom constructions surprisingly complex – even daunting. While certainly more involved, the experience need not be intimidating. With a basic grasp of the steps to expect, buyers can move forward with confidence. A buyer’s ultimate approval depends on a variety of considerations not … [Read more...]

Home Prices are Booming and so is the Calgary Infill Business

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Check out a great article on our cities booming Infill business: CLICK HERE … [Read more...]

The Alberta Flood Effect On Real Estate – Preliminary Analysis

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By Don R. CampbellIt sure didn’t take long for the questions to start coming in on how the flooding will affect the real estate market. While we at the Real Estate Investment Network were focusing on doing whatever we can to provide updates/answers/an information hub/support/insurance info throughout the weekend – in the background the real estate questions began to come in.Of course, we … [Read more...]

What’s Hot in the Heart of the Home

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Prepare for a surge in grey colour schemes, transitional design and touch-activated faucets this year, according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association's annual design trends report. The eagerly anticipated yearly forecast, which was released recently by the New Jersey-based NKBA, is compiled from a survey of more than 300 member designers in both the U.S. and Canada.  And, surprisingly, … [Read more...]

The Growth of the Real Estate Industry Online

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The number of Americans on the Internet has more than doubled in the past ten years. According to statistics released by Google, around 40% United States population had Internet access in 2000. Today, that number is above 80%. The Internet is now part of the daily lives' of the majority of U.S. consumers, changing the way we live, work, play and shop. Many industries now have established sizeable … [Read more...]

About Party Walls

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A party wall or common wall is built between semi-detached homes and it is built to address two concerns for both sets of homeowners:  fire protection, and sound protection between the two units. To conform to Alberta Building Code, a party wall must achieve a Sound Transmission Classification (STC) of at least 50, and a Fire Rating of one hour.  Also, there needs to be a one inch clear airspace … [Read more...]

Inner-City Real Estate Prices Skyrocketing’ Thanks to Walkability

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CALGARY — Proximity to amenities – an area’s accessibility – has become one of the key determinants of a residential property’s value, according to the Real Estate Investment Network.And a neighbourhood’s ‘walkability’ to those amenities is becoming increasingly more important to potential homebuyers. REIN says the latest research shows that there is indeed an association between a … [Read more...]

Costs of Building an Infill

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The process of building an infill is a very exciting one and as with any real estate project, you need to ensure that you understand the costs associated before you get started. Understanding the costs ahead of time will allow you to budget accordingly and ensure your custom built infill home is a sound investment for when you go to resell. The costs of building an infill can be broken down into … [Read more...]